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05/30/2018 - 5:09pm Francis

Francis... There's nothing funny about that name.

05/07/2018 - 5:43pm Wow!  That's a REALLY big

Wow!  That's a REALLY big bed!

 

05/06/2018 - 10:51am "With or without the shooting

"With or without the shooting ability , I want him on my team."

Why in the world did you jump to the conclusion that anyone doesn't want him on the team?

05/06/2018 - 9:19am It is a necessity

It is a necessity that everyone always try to improve their deficiencies.  What is wrong with you?

05/06/2018 - 9:19am You seriously are too

You are way too sensitive.  I have not read anyone disparage Z in this thread.  Talking about our failures is not, in any way, saying we are dissappointed with something as a whole. 

Relax a little.  A lot of not wonky fans were disgusted with Z's freethrow and perimeter shooting this year while loving the other parts of his game.  If that hurts your feelings for Z, sorry but not sorry.

05/06/2018 - 9:13am .

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05/04/2018 - 9:51pm Well played.

Well played.

05/04/2018 - 5:51pm And I get to up vote one

And I get to up vote one too!  What a great start to the weekend.

05/04/2018 - 5:46pm Yes.  Brian's was just more

Yes.  Brian's was just more accurate and compared apples to apples issues (FOIA response at UM vs MSU / sexual assault response at UM vs MSU) and explained the differences between the failures of each university. 

This post instead is equating two potentially wrong responses just because in the OP's mind both are wrong.

To continue the comparison trend with the two posts.  One good, one bad.

04/26/2018 - 9:23pm Isn't brand loyalty called

Isn't brand loyalty called forced obsolescence in the Apple world?

04/26/2018 - 5:44pm That went over your head.

That went over your head.

04/26/2018 - 5:42pm I'm sure there are studies

I'm sure there are studies that show I'm wrong and you are right, but my experience is that brand loyalty is definitely still a thing.  Most anyone I know who's had a Toyota will lean towards getting another Toyota because they don't experience the constant maintenance requirements of other cars.  That was my experience with a Corola as well.

I think brand loyalty is hard on American car companies because consumers end up having a bad experience.  I love my F150, but honestly it has a few consistent maintenance problems that I'd try to avoid in the future.

04/26/2018 - 5:31pm So if we talk about context

So if we talk about context and specifics you are wrong, but if we don't you are right.  Got it.

04/19/2018 - 6:07pm Context:Mike Zordich missed

Context:

Mike Zordich missed 1 game his entire NFL career.  

 

When I listened to Zordich speaking to the press I didn't take it so much as him insulting Hill.  I more thought he was speaking from the heart and talking about what it takes to succeed and saying it like it is.  If I were Hill I'd take this as a compliment and also learn from someone who has lived it.  Coaches don't go to this length when talking about the injuries of practice squad players.

04/18/2018 - 8:03pm I know what this attorney is

I know what this attorney is saying sounds good to us, but take anything any attorney says with the recognition of the bias that attorney is speaking from.
 

I think MSU continues to screw up at every turn... Not even really screw up, but rather continues to show that protecting its brand is more important than the human lives that have been impacted.  However, comments from a victim's attorney are never really going to provide an honest outside perspective.

04/18/2018 - 6:24pm They have responded to the

They have responded to the NCAA.  Perhaps they said the moon is made of cheese or perhaps they said Nassar is just a scape goat and Sparty himself was the real deviant.  No one knows, but the point is that the way it's worded it implies that their current report does not self report.  You can caveat that with a far as anyone knows, but no one knows anything about their current report. 

I was certainly dissappointed reading the article after having read the OP's post.

04/18/2018 - 6:15pm To me, it implies that the

To me, it implies that the information is relevant to their current response, which it is not.  It's similar to a click bait title.

04/18/2018 - 5:47pm "and as far as anyone knows

"and as far as anyone knows they have failed to do so."

 

That statement is misleading and should be edited.  The reference is from a Jan 23rd letter and does not imply they have not self-reported anything in their current investigation.

04/18/2018 - 5:41pm Your feelings towards Engler

Your feelings towards Engler have blinded you.  It was extremely stupid and callous and there is no excuse for it.  MSU doesn't even refute it.

 

  

04/18/2018 - 5:37pm Drip... Drip.... Drip.....

Drip... Drip.... Drip.....

04/18/2018 - 5:36pm I don't know.  Part of me

I don't know.  Part of me thinks this leak was intentional to continue to fan the fake news claims of fans.  There is nothing to see here afterall. 

04/18/2018 - 5:35pm I'm not really sure it would

I'm not really sure it would be any different.  I have no reason to believe he'd do any better.

04/11/2018 - 3:22pm I would hope that federal

I would hope that federal prosecuters don't even consider that kind of stuff when deciding how and when to file charges.

04/10/2018 - 3:59pm I'm saying the comparing Ole

I'm saying that comparing Ole Miss to MSU isn't even close.  MSU is in its own unique territory regarding its public display of disdain for victims and protectionism.  Not even PSU went where MSU has gone.

 

Denying is one thing, but if they came out and blamed Patterson and said, "What'd he expect?"  That'd be more like what MSU has done.

04/10/2018 - 1:57pm I get the feeling we are much

I get the feeling we are much better at POSBANGs than NEGBANGs.

04/10/2018 - 1:53pm ?  Not even close.

?  Not even close.

04/10/2018 - 1:52pm That's an interesting

That's an interesting question... let me pose you another:

 

Does anyone expect an employed attorney not to represent their client by responding to the Ole Miss response and blasting it to pieces?  I think you are expecting everyone to expect Ole Miss' response to the request but forgetting we should expect this exact response from the attorneys responding to Ole Miss.

 

 

04/10/2018 - 9:00am This response is entirely out

This response is entirely out of context.  The comment two posts above brought innocent until proven guilty into the discussion not the person you replied to.  Also, the post you replied to does not imply that the standard should apply in this case, just that the concept is clearly not understood.

04/10/2018 - 1:01am That was hopefully a very

That was hopefully a very unintentional insult to women.

04/09/2018 - 1:22pm I think that makes sens if

I think that makes sense if you only focus on the minute details.  If you take a higher level view it's a bit different.  From a logical standpoint hiring an ex-MSC Justice who ruled against holding coorporations negligently liable for this type of case is a no-brainer.  That's logical.  From a PR standpoint it is another public display of MSU protecting itself instead of a public display of MSU "standing with the survivors."

OK move logically.  Bad PR move.  

In addition to that it's a big middle finger to those who think real change is required.  It's not so much about the merits of the original case.

04/09/2018 - 12:42pm There is a big problem with

There is a big problem with your stance.  The concern isn't about his political party or his politics.  It's about his ability to help fix a very real problem at MSU.  When a society can't discuss the merits, or lack thereof, of someone with a political afilliation without that discussion becoming political, then you end up with a society where those with political affiliations never get questioned or held accountable by their own political affiliation.

In other words you are promoting a certain form of protectionism by forcing any ethical or merit based discussion regarding a political individual to be political.

04/09/2018 - 12:29pm I agree with most of this

I agree with most of this except the perception that the NCAA was feared or at the height of its power during stretchgate.  That's a faulty understanding of the reasons why Michigan chose to self investigate and cooperate.  The NCAA hadn't been feared for many, many, many years prior to that and Michigan chose to investigate for reasons other than fear.

04/09/2018 - 12:00pm Yes!  I've thought that about

Yes!  I've thought that about Brian and Jenna for a while now and I'm glad others are finally noticing it too!

04/09/2018 - 9:07am I'm not sure what we expect

He's clearly hired to protect MSU and not to enforce Title IX compliance, however I'm not sure what else we'd expect.  I think when a cultural problem of this significance is uncovered protectionism is the standard and expected result.  Any change will need to occur through force and the legal process.

 

That being said, I think Denhollander's take on all of this has been spot on in every interview or article. 

 

“At every turn, MSU and Engler have appointed political insiders who have a consistent record of being part of the culture of abuse,” said Denhollander, an attorney. “This is not change. This is not transparency. This is institutional protectionism, and it should deeply concern every citizen..."

04/08/2018 - 9:49am Get lost

It's not embarassing to be the best at a game.  That is just a dick comment.  You personally don't have to enjoy it and that in no way embarasses me.

04/07/2018 - 2:54pm Instead of fixing someone

Instead of fixing someone else's post, maybe adjust your expectations of a message board.  Every statement anyone can make on this matter is a prognostication of the future.  "Might be" should always be assumed and is completely unnecessary in this context.

Having said that, I can see what they are saying.  Stating that anyone (Pujols, Morales, Ramirez) is a good DH is not an unreasonable statement and they are all players whose half-year stats would be pretty close to .250+ and 15-20 HRs.  Not elite, but good.  

 

04/05/2018 - 6:16pm Bradford is way more mobile? 

Bradford is way more mobile?  What are you talking about?  Saying that comparing Speight and Bradford is like comparing Navarre and Manziel is the most absurd thing I've read since the last memo Engler released.

04/01/2018 - 10:32am First time I've seen this. 

First time I've seen this.  Nice!

03/31/2018 - 8:39pm Bang bang!

Bang bang!

Until monday....

03/29/2018 - 11:04pm Uhm.  Good for you I guess. 

Uhm.  Good for you I guess.  In the meantime keep the updates coming UMB.

03/29/2018 - 10:28pm Well, think about it this

Well, think about it this way.  One way to nuetralize a pass rush is to force a defense to play solid sound containment defense in their lanes.  In other words a mobile quarterback can go a long way to making your offensive line look better than it is.

03/29/2018 - 10:24pm Excuse me, but I like hearing

Excuse me, but I like hearing about the things we are good at just as much as the things we need to improve.  There are many reasons to even talk about the defense.

03/29/2018 - 10:18pm The point isn't about getting

The point isn't about getting kids to flagship schools or what they bring to the table right now.  It's about investing in the possible future earnings the kid could bring in.  So Adidas doesn't really profit from Bowen going to Louisville.  Adidas profits from signing Bowen early in the hopes that he becomes a big NBA star.

03/29/2018 - 5:47pm Because we haven't seen from

Because we haven't seen from various sports that players with raw talent / measurables get drafted even with minimal playing time?

If he improves more from practicing with NBA draftees than he would in college, he will be able to show teams this on their own court prior to the draft and get drafted.

03/29/2018 - 5:44pm Ask Adidas.

Ask Adidas.

03/29/2018 - 5:43pm You may not have known many

You may not have known many lower league professional hockey players, but most of them lived rent free in sponsor homes and had additional stipends / per diems on top of their base salary.  I'm not sure what the G-League offers, but as a 19 year old kid, this isn't really a pay cut.  He could save most of it for school on his own terms if he so desired.  Not to mention, you are talking about a player is who pretty much looked at as a lottery pick one year from now.  I don't think he's sweating the pennies.

 

How much is 1 year at UM worth to your future if you don't stay and get your degree?

03/27/2018 - 10:25pm The reporting all along has

The reporting all along has reported that Harbaugh was open to Speight coming back but that Speight was looking for a starting job and didn't expect to get it here.  So you think Harbaugh is being disingenuous and stringing Speight along until he gets a definite answer from the NCAA or makes sure everyone is healthy?  Give me a break.

03/27/2018 - 7:07pm Uhm, I think this is more

Uhm, I think this is more about Speight being cautious than Harbaugh.  I'm sure no matter what that Harbaugh isn't kicking him out the door.  It's on Speight to decide if he wants to come back or try his hand elsewhere.  This doesn't reflect on Harbaugh being cautious at all.

03/27/2018 - 7:06pm Exactly.  Why are people

Exactly.  Why are people putting this decision on Harbaugh?  It's entirely Speight's decision to either move on or come back and compete.

03/27/2018 - 11:26am Uhm, this is a horrible

Uhm, the first part of this is a horrible take.  I'm not an advocate for either coach, but RR and Hoke were also subject to the very unrealistic expectations and impatience of Michigan fans.  They clearly are not responsible for creating it.  One would even argue that Carr was subject to it too and he was what, our 3rd winningest coach?